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Israel Adesanya calls himself Stan, sniffs his hand after Eminem handshake




New Zealand’s own Israel Adesanya, who currently competes in the Middleweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the former two-time UFC Middleweight Champion, has arrived in Saudi Arabia to support Francis Ngannou in the fight against Tyson Fury.

In kickboxing, Israel Adesanya is a former Glory Middleweight Championship title challenger. As of 12 September 2023, he is #1 in the UFC middleweight rankings, and as of 24 October 2023, he is #8 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

On the way to pre-fight night, Adesanya met Detroit legend Eminem. The former UFC champion posted a picture with Slim Shady on Instagram story with the caption: “I identify as Stan in this moment,” while “Lose Yourself” was playing in the background. Then a video of him surfaced online where he says: “Eminem just shook my hand [sniffing the hand].”

You can watch the video below: